Window replacement bids – 8 tips

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If you have ever tried to schedule window replacement bids, you have witnessed the wide array of contractor expertise in this area! Below are a few tips to consider when choosing a window contractor.

1. Does the contractor doing the bid know his/her window products well, ie. the pros and cons of each window make, model & manufacturer?

2. Does the contractor provide you with a written bid that includes exact measurements?

3. Is the contractor licensed & bonded?

4. Does the contractor have more than three (3) positive reviews on Angies List and Yelp? (I have found that Angie’s List produces some of the best contractors).

5. Can the contractor guarantee specific dates (in writing) of project completion?

6. Is the contractor open to doing a second measurement prior to ordering the windows – always request that they do this.

7. Is the contractor willing to cut the holes for the windows & trim/seal the windows once they are installed? – big time saver for you!!

8. Expertise and a superior window product trump price in my opinion!

New windows may be the best investment you can make to improve your property!

Carbon Monoxide risks

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
What is it?

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous and odorless gas that cannot be seen or smelled and that can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. Hundreds of people die accidentally every year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by appliances that are not used properly or that are malfunctioning. Even more people die from carbon monoxide produced from idling cars. Carbon monoxide can build up so quickly that victims are overcome before they can get help.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide:

·         Decreases the capacity of blood to carry oxygen

·         Can cause permanent brain damage

·         Can cause chest pains or heart attacks in people with heart disease

Symptoms

·         Headache

·         Dizziness

·         Fatigue

·         Weakness

·         Confusion

·         Nausea

 

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by carbon monoxide:

·         Move the person to a place with fresh air immediately.

·         Take the person to an emergency room and tell them that you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.

For more on Carbon Monoxide prevention…